Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill's Timeless Fashion: A Reflection of Her Artistry


Feb. 17 2024, Published 7:18 p.m. ET

In addition to her soulful voice and intriguing lyrics, Lauryn Hill is also known for her impeccable style. The “Ex-Factor” star has left a permanent mark on the fashion world, thanks to her impeccable style choices.

The “Everything Is Everything” singer always varied her look depending on the occasion. On stage, she would experiment with grungy fits, only to temper them when she was on the red carpet – opting for classy long-column dresses on some occasions. However, three things were guaranteed, her nineties-style looks would always feature a lot of denim, stacked jewelry items, and color-pop pieces.

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A Unique Look

The “Killing Me Softly With His Song” hit-maker established herself as an icon in the world of fashion with her colorful headwraps, oversized sunglasses, and signature dreadlocks.

Hill celebrated her heritage by embracing her natural beauty before it became a trend. This move also worked to inspire many others to follow in her footsteps – establishing her as a trendsetter.

The “Turn Your Lights Down Low” singer considers fashion to be something she breathes – according to an interview with Essence. She added that her look and ideas were copied and reproduced, even though as she put it, “I wasn’t really trying to share my style, I was just trying to be me and exist.”

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Lauryn Hill’s Iconic Fashion Looks

Here’s a short list of some of the “Doo Woop” singer’s most impressive looks.

Essence Festival of Culture – 2023

In recent years Lauryn Hill has been performing at more events. During the 2023 Essence Festival, fans got to experience all her glory in her natural habitat – the stage. The soulful singer rocked a majestic, showy blue-colored outfit that was fit for the occasion.

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Grammys – 1991

The “Doo Woop” singer was present at the '91 Awards ceremony rocking a glamorous and attention-grabbing full-length studded golden number. Only Hill could make this outfit look cool and elegant at the same time!

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MTV Video Music Awards – 1996

The “Ex-Factor” hit-maker attended the ‘96 VMAs alongside other members of the Fugeez – Wyclef and Pras. For this event, she chose to wear a classy all-white suit and a snow leopard-print bucket hat to round things off.

Screening of When We Were Kings – 1997

On this occasion, Hill decided to go for a more casual look, integrating some denim into her fit. She wore a black windbreaker and denim jacket over a black turtleneck. To finish off the outfit, she chose a knitted hat, black boots and a black pair of trousers.

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1990 Performance

During one of her performances in 1990, the singer/rapper/songwriter wore an oversized turtleneck and 90s-style cargo pants. Her look also incorporated her favorite accessories, including layered jewelry (matching silver bracelets), hoop earrings and oversized sunglasses.

Annual Soul Train Awards – 1997

For this event, the “Ready Or Not” singer went with a glamorous ensemble made up of a long black dress over a white silk coat. She completed the look with gold hoop earrings and black sandals.

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